Weather, time and space have effects on human structures. The long the building or structure sits, the longer wind, and rain has seeped into cracks, and frozen and expanded.
In many cases this can be reversed, however it can take some planning and fore thought.
In this example, the building had set on the ground in the dirt too long. The runners needed to be resupported to hold up the weight.
I engineered a solution to resupport the beams and make the building more stable, and put another 10 years or more of life into it. The entire project would have cost around 250-300$, the client decided to use my blueprint and do the work themself.
We would have had to lift and level the building, put in the supports and then level it again, it would have been a time consuming project for sure.
A shed has some dry rot on the runners, my longer term repair idea is to put block supports and attach them to add surface that is level, sitting on vertical 2x6 planks & block.
This was also hit along with a shed by a very large tree, the owner did the best they could to tie the fence off with makeshift planks to keep the dogs from both yards getting in each others business. While we were here fixing the shed and the fence, a roofing crew came through and reroofed the shed once we had the structure back in tact. The final image is in the end of the picture sequence, and at the bottom.
Both the SHED and the FENCE like new, 5 hours
A tree fell, crushed the roof beams inside, the walls, and cracked the floor runners on the ground. The impact was beyond what a shed normally goes through for sure. We cleaned out the broken panels, and beams, jacked the building up and resecured all new beams inside and resupported the structure over all. All new wood, like new.
When i arrived, they had a 2x4 strapped with a bungee cord to their fence to keep the little dogs from escaping their yard. What we do is create a GATE SHIELD- it is a matching plank, that pairs with your fence to cover the latch and gap in your gate, and say goodbye to little sparky finding freedom into your neighborhood.
Not only does it fix the issue of escaping pets, but helps keep out local wildlife from using your gate as well. You can transform your messy gate to a more secured method of solving the problem while restoring the look of your fence line.
Figure out how many boards have gone bad, stain replacements and let them dry. Remove the old boards as your stained ones dry, and then replace the old with the new. Pretty cut and dry. We also do new fence installs and repairs on metal and wood fence lines. Contact us today on how to get your yard back to normal.
Weather and walking take their toll on your deck over time, exposing the wood to the elements and allowing rot and decomposition to accelerate. The solution is simple, clean it - snad it if needed, and restain the surface again.
Sometimes an old and used item can become functional again, here is a classic example. A friend had issues with their new baby high chair-- no strap to hold the child in as they get older, from crawling out of the chair. I made and modified a couple new straps for a seatbelt.
In order to move a taller building, the roof must be removed for shipping. This is not something people want to do themselves & you will be hard pressed to find someone to do this work for you.
The reason? Because putting a roof back on a settled, moved and aged building, is near impossible to get square. meaning all four corners even in inches, as the materials have settled and sagged. We can and do, do our best in getting it back on right.
However, someone getting this done, needs to know- we can put the roof back on after the building is moved, leveled and squared- but the end result could be a roof that is off by and inch on one grade or the other, due to material settling.
Once the building is moved and leveled and squared corner to corner top and bottom, we then start to reassemble the roof. See the images below as the roof is put back on.
Once the structure is back in line, and the new roof added, we can do a number of things to the shed, from trimming, skirting, put on a second porch roof and deck, and even add ramps for easy loading and unloading of lawn mowers and tractors.
Functional and comfortable to the eyes and body, as you sit in the shade after a light morning in your garden, or working on your land and projects.
A home away from home! This could be in your yard!
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